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    Hi Tapg1 As we discussed the other day,...

    Hi Tapg1

    As we discussed the other day, tingling and pins and needles are not symptoms of MND. These are caused by sensory nerves which are not affected by MND.

    If you stick your tongue out to...
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    Hi Tapg1 It was nice to speak to you this...

    Hi Tapg1

    It was nice to speak to you this morning. I am sorry that you are still worried.

    As we discussed this morning, if you had muscle wastage, you would know. Muscle wastage can be seen...
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    Hi Tapg1 Twitching on it's own would not...

    Hi Tapg1

    Twitching on it's own would not normally be considered a symptom of MND.

    MND can cause weight loss but so can many other things and again, you would expect to see other symptoms.
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    Hi Tapg1 Twitching is something that can be...

    Hi Tapg1

    Twitching is something that can be felt and is something that is experienced by about 70% of the population. For the majority of those people the twitching is caused by stress and...
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    It sounds as though having a communication board...

    It sounds as though having a communication board may help things as it will make communication much easier for your Gran which will hopefully help with her frustration at being understood. If the...
  6. Thread: What Now?

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    Chrissie, you do so much for your Gran. Far more...

    Chrissie, you do so much for your Gran. Far more than should ever be expected of you. Having a loved one in a care home can be so difficult as they are always short of staff and rush to get things...
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    Hi Chrissie I'm sorry to hear that you've not...

    Hi Chrissie

    I'm sorry to hear that you've not been well. It sounds harsh but sometimes you have to put your foot down and put yourself first. You aren't well and you need to look after yourself....
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    Dear Broostine, I am so sorry to hear how...

    Dear Broostine,

    I am so sorry to hear how distressed you are about your Gran's situation.

    Would you like to message MND Connect directly on: mndconnect@mndassociation.org to enable us to...
  9. Thread: Help needed

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    Hi anxious It is really difficult when you've...

    Hi anxious

    It is really difficult when you've lost someone with MND, to not worry about symptoms. It's completely normal to do so.

    However, we've spoken quite a few times and nothing you've...
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    Hi anxious I'm sorry to hear that this is...

    Hi anxious

    I'm sorry to hear that this is still worrying you. Again, nothing that you have described would be considered a normal, typical presentation of motor neurone disease. Whilst people...
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    Dear Michvw I can understand how frustrating...

    Dear Michvw
    I can understand how frustrating this must be for your husband and yourself, not knowing whether your husband will be given a diagnosis or not.
    Because double incontinence is not a...
  12. Thread: What Now?

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    Hi Broostine Please could you send me the...

    Hi Broostine

    Please could you send me the SLT's name and telephone number by email to mndconnect@mndassociation.org or give me a ring on 0808 802 6262.

    If your Gran is happy for me to know her...
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    Hi Broostine Ellie and Terry have given some...

    Hi Broostine

    Ellie and Terry have given some really good suggestions. A lightwriter is quite simple to use and can be a really effective way to communicate that uses technology but isn't...
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    Hi Rachel I am very sorry to hear that your...

    Hi Rachel

    I am very sorry to hear that your mum has been advised that she has "probable MND".

    Does she have any symptoms other than the fasiculations? It's very rare for someone to have...
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    Dear Panniertank, I am so sorry to hear about...

    Dear Panniertank,
    I am so sorry to hear about your ongoing difficulties and concerns in relation to your mobility problems.
    From your previous post, I understand that your physiotherapist takes...
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    Hi Aimee I am very sorry to hear that you are...

    Hi Aimee

    I am very sorry to hear that you are concerned about your mum. Twitching in the tongue is very rarely an initial symptom of motor neurone disease (MND). MND can cause twitching in the...
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    Hi Ash I believe we may have spoken a couple...

    Hi Ash

    I believe we may have spoken a couple of times on the helpline and I am very sorry to hear that your symptoms are still concerning you. As we've previously discussed, your symptoms and...
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    Hi Hayls Congratulations! I'm so glad that...

    Hi Hayls

    Congratulations! I'm so glad that you had a good day.

    Even without emotional lability, not taking Sertraline for a few days would often cause emotional symptoms. The not taking the...
  19. Hello panniertank I understand how important...

    Hello panniertank

    I understand how important it is to be able to get out and about, especially if you are already feeling isolated.

    I would encourage you to think about going to a local MND...
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    Hi Andy You can also attach arm supports to a...

    Hi Andy

    You can also attach arm supports to a table. They are known as mobile arm supports.

    Best Wishes

    Rachel

    MND Connect Adviser
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    Hello Panniertank, I was so sorry to hear of...

    Hello Panniertank,
    I was so sorry to hear of your recent fall and understandably how this has knocked your confidence. Firstly, I wondered if you have had recent contact with your occupational...
  22. Dear Harry, Thank you for your reply. How...

    Dear Harry,

    Thank you for your reply.

    How first symptoms appear is really very different for everyone.

    First symptoms are usually a noticeable weakness in one particular area of the body,...
  23. Hi Harry I'm so sorry to hear that your mum...

    Hi Harry

    I'm so sorry to hear that your mum and grandad passed away from motor neurone disease (MND).

    With a family history of MND, it is understandable that you have concerns.

    Whilst muscle...
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    Hi all Sorry to intrude on a non-MND Connect...

    Hi all

    Sorry to intrude on a non-MND Connect thread! Hope no one minds.

    I just wanted to clarify that funding for a Neater Eater can be made with our MND Support Care Grant. The application...
  25. Hi Ellie and Terry Our forum administrator has...

    Hi Ellie and Terry

    Our forum administrator has now responded which you can find here

    With Best Wishes

    Rachel
    MND Connect Adviser
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